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Dry Needling Adds No Benefit in the Treatment of Neck Pain

In a recent article published in The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, researchers looked at the comparison of trigger point dry needling to sham dry needling (no puncturing of the skin) when treating neck pain. Seventy-seven adults received 7 sessions of physical therapy over a 4-week period of time. One group received trigger point dry needling, exercise, and…

Back Facts

Low back pain is a common complaint that we often see and treat in our clinic. There are a variety of myths that the general population needs to be aware of regarding low back pain which could actually help calm anxiety and fear associated with back pain. Below are 10 facts about low back pain supported by quality, scientific research….

3 Exercises That Can Keep Your Neck and Back Happy While at Work

Many people are sitting at their work station for hours on end while working from home or at the office. Prolonged sitting can create increased neck and back stiffness, particularly if you do not change positions frequently during the day. Here are 3 exercises that you can do to change positions and ease the strain of prolonged sitting at work….

PEACE and LOVE for Injury!

Soft tissue injuries need PEACE and LOVE!  What do these acronyms actually stand for?  Click on the link below to find out more! https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/04/26/soft-tissue-injuries-simply-need-peace-love/   Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is an outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy clinic that is locally owned and operated with the main location at 144th & Dodge and a satellite clinic inside the Omaha Sports…

7 Stretches to Perform at Your Desk

Having a desk job means that you are not moving much during your workday.  But, the body needs movement for mobility and blood flow!  Below are some ideas for stretches you can perform to your low back and legs while at your desk.  It is important to perform these gently throughout the day.  We also suggest making sure you are…

Climbing to the Top Despite the Pain

“I am far overdue in thanking you for the PT you provided from a back surgery I had in February 2018.  At that time, I was also at one of the most challenging points in my life.  It took until February 2019 for me to realize I needed to make a change both mentally and physically if I was going…

Reacting Less and Feeling Better

There are several different areas of our lives that can contribute to our pain experience. Having stress from conflict with others is just one of these areas that can increase the amount of physical pain we feel. Here is a refreshing article below that might help you take a deep breath and allow for not only less emotional pain but…

Dry Needling: It’s NOT worth all the hype

It is so important as health care providers to be able to research and assess new and attractive treatment interventions prior to using them on patients. It is also our duty as health care professionals to know how to interpret the research properly and apply it to our practice. A more recent fad in the physical therapy and chiropractic realms…

How to Manage Your Back Pain

Back pain is a normal part of being human.  Around 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life, and those same people will typically get better without needing any medical intervention.  You should seek the advice of a healthcare professional if your pain has persisted for more than 3-4 weeks, your symptoms are getting…

Simple Tips to Address Your Pain

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) specializes in orthopedic and sports related injuries and pain.  OPTI brings something better to the physical therapy realm in the Omaha area.  We get results by providing you the care that you deserve with guaranteeing one-on-one treatment with the same physical therapist every single visit.  We employ physical therapists with a doctoral degree who have…